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  • just a conservative girl 12:54 AM on 12/11/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: glenn beck, , racial tensions   

    Supporting Newt is Racism? 


    So says Glenn Beck.  It is no secret that Beck doesn’t like Newt; no, it is more like he can’t stand him.  That is fine, he has the right to his opinion.  Beck doesn’t think that there is a big difference between Newt and President Obama.  He feels that they are so much alike that if a tea party member supports Newt it must mean that they don’t like Obama due to racism.  


    “If you have a big government progressive, or a big government progressive in Obama… ask yourself this, Tea Party: is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race. I mean, what else is it? It’s the policies that matter.”


    The stretch in logic that one must make to come to this conclusion must mean that Beck is a contortionist.  Look Newt has issues.  He has done many things that upset social conservatives, he has upset the republican establishment (not to say to that is bad thing), he has upset moderates, and he certainly has upset the left (again, not a bad thing).  



    But, to think that Newt would have done the things that Obama has done over the past three years is simply ludicrous.  Would we have Obamacare?  Would we have had almost a trillion dollar in stimulus that really only stimulated friends of the far left?  Would he have signed Dodd/Frank?  I don’t think any of these things would have happened.  



    Does he really want me to believe that Newt’s supporters are racist?  Newt also has done some very good things in his career.  He led the first republican comeback of the House of Representatives in four decades.  When others said it couldn’t be done, he did it anyway.  Many of the things that are traditionally credited to President Clinton; such as welfare reform and a balanced federal budget, were done under his watch. 



    So let me ask you a question Mr. Beck, why should I believe that you are a conservative when you pulling the race card from the bottom of the deck?  How is what you just said any different than what the left does anytime you criticize President Obama?  



    This is not the first time that Beck has played the race card.  Let’s hope it is his last.  


  • just a conservative girl 11:15 PM on 10/19/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: glenn beck, , ,   

    The National Anthem of Obama 

  • just a conservative girl 9:20 PM on 08/18/2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: glenn beck, , lobbyists,   

    Beck, Beck, Beck, Get A Grip 

    Glenn Beck is all up in arms that the House Ethics Committee has barred some members of congress from going to his rally in Israel later this month. 

    On the air, Beck said he‘d heard it was Boehner’s office that was not approving members of Congress to attend the event, with 35 representatives at one point planning to attend before being told they’d been rejected by the House and would have to self-fund the trip if they wanted to go.

    Beck wondered whether the congressmen were barred because “it is me as someone who holds the Republicans’ feet to the fire” or as retribution for voting against the debt ceiling deal.

    I am unable to find a list of the 35 that wanted to attend so I don’t know if any of them voted for the debt ceiling or not.  But, what I do know is that if it was indeed Speaker Boehner who stopped this trip, I want to shake his hand. 

    It is about frickin’ time that someone stand up to these congressman (and ladies too) and say hell no, if you want to jet all over the world you have to pay for it yourself.  You see they are not being barred from attending, they are being barred by taking an all expensive paid trip to Israel.  The charity that was planning on footing the bill is indeed a 501 (c)3.  But what Beck doesn’t fully explain is that they don’t get called lobbyists when they are legally allowed to “educate” people on their particular issue.  Whatever that issue may happen to be.  For instance, they can hold seminars on the say global warming (a topic that Beck has spoken out against time and again), and give out all kinds of literature on that topic.  That literature legally will be allowed to contain which legislation affects their topic.  As long as they don’t tell someone directly to contact an elected official or try to contact that official themselves directly on that topic, they are in compliance with the law will be allowed to keep their non-profit tax exempt status.  But they can take them on little junkets to the other side of the world and that is perfectly fine.  That doesn’t sound a tad like lobbying to you? 

    I have seen quite a few conservatives all up in arms and calling Boehner a traitor.  Seriously?  They are legally allowed to indirectly lobby and by paying for this trip to Israel that is exactly what they were trying to do.  The trip would have been so short that they wouldn’t have had time to have any meetings with Israeli officials.  Basically they would have gotten off the plane, gone to Beck’s rally spent the night in I would presume a pretty expensive hotel room and got back on a plane the next day and flown home.  Conservatives have a problem that Boehner put his foot down and said no? 

    Speaker Boehner let me be the first to shake your hand.   They make $174K per year.  They can afford a ticket to Israel.  We need to take away as many people trying to influence the government as possible.  This is why government officials don’t want to leave their jobs.  These are exactly the type of perks that average Joe’s don’t get and make being a professional politician so lucrative.  Enough already. 

    Get a grip Beck.  This is exactly the type of thing you would be all over if the democrats did it.  Is this hypocrisy on your part Glenn or just plain arrogance?

    • Ronald Williams 9:26 PM on 08/18/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Amen to that!!! This post is dead on!!!

    • A.Men 6:55 AM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Crooked Congress! 10% approve?! Are these lobbyists that are getting their bribes into the crooks’ hands?

      • just a conservative girl 5:27 PM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

        501C(3)’s are issue orienatated organizations. They can’t directly lobby on legislation, but they can lobby on issues. For those who think Boehner is wrong may want to remember that Planned Parenthood and NARAL are both 501C(3)’s. I am blown away that conservatives are sticking up for the lobbyists. I can only hope that it is ignorance on what a C3 is allowed to do. I used to work in the not for profit sector for many years, so I know exactly where the line is and for Beck to say that they are simply a charity is laughable.

    • Westie 10:10 AM on 08/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Maybe Glenn Beck will just stay in Israel, he could even convert and join the IDF if they accept hysterical crybabies.

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